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Woman, 36, charged with murder in man's stabbing

Woman, 36, charged with murder in fatal stabbing of man in Grand Rapids apartment
Posted on Aug. 29, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 29, 2014 at 7:38 a.m.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A 36-year-old woman is facing an open murder charge following the fatal stabbing of a man in a Grand Rapids apartment.

Grand Rapids police say Janaya Johnson was arrested Friday morning and faces a Tuesday arraignment.

Officers were called about 12:45 a.m. Friday to the apartment and found that 33-year-old James Arthur Washington had been stabbed multiple times. He was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy is planned.

Witnesses told police that Washington had been involved in a fight with a woman who also lived at the apartment. The woman fled before authorities arrived.

Johnson was arrested hours later. It wasn’t immediately clear if she has an attorney.


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